The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in a spate of vandalism incidents largely targeting financial institutions early Tuesday morning.
Ten banks throughout the city as well as the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo suffered broken windows, and metal ball bearing-type projectiles found at the businesses indicate that someone used a slingshot to cause the damage, the department said in a news release Tuesday.
The banks that were damaged were U.S. Bank in the 3900 block of South Higuera Street, Rabobank in the 2200 block of Broad Street, Founders Community Bank in the 200 block of Higuera Street, Heritage Oaks Bank in the 1100 block of Morro Street, Bank of America in the 1100 block of Higuera Street, two Union Banks in the 900 block of Higuera Street and in the 3800 block of Broad Street, SESLOC on the 3800 block of Broad Street, Chase Bank in the 1200 block of Chorro Street, and the former Heritage Oaks Bank building in the 1100 block of Santa Rosa Street.
The Apple Store in the 800 block of Higuera Street alone suffered approximately $20,000 in damage, police say.
Police believe the vandalism spree began at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 781-7317.